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Putting main deck line cover back on inside vcr

I took my vcr apart because my tape was stuck inside. This involved removing a metal piece (with no moveable parts) from over top of where the tape sits inside the vcr. It has a stamp that says "main deck line video" on it. I didn't take a photos and am now confused as to which way it needs to be replaced. Should be pretty simple if I had a photo of what the inside of the vcr looks like before anything is taken apart and once the outside is removed. Thank you. Joy

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Re: putting main deck line cover back on inside vcr

This sounds like the carriage tray, it's the metal plate that the vcr slides in and out. It should have a door on the front side and it may have at least 2 screws and sometimes four. The only problem is aligning up the tray to be exact. in the power on mode the vcr tray should be pushed outward like the tape is sticking partly out of set.

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